Carlos Guillen # - 2B

  • Age: 38
  • DOB: 1975/09/30
  • POB: Maracay, Venezuela
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/R
  • MLB Seasons: 14
  • Signed by Houston in 1992.

Scouting Report

AssetsBrought a consistent approach to the plate, hitting for both average and power from both sides of the dish. Also displayed loads of versatility with the glove over the years.
FlawsAge and injuries robbed him of some speed, throwing arm strength and overall defensive ability over time. That led to sporadic use in the field as his career wound down.
Career potentialGood-hitting, versatile but oft-injured infielder.

Honours and Awards

2008Named to the All-Star Game
2007Named to the All-Star Game
2004Named to the All-Star Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/03/06Announced his retirement.
2012/02/01Signed by the Seattle Mariners to a minor league contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/09/30Did not make the Detroit Tigers playoff roster.
2011/09/29Missed the last 9 regular season games (strained right calf).
2011/09/20Strained right calf, day-to-day.
2011/09/01Missed 18 games (sore left wrist).
2011/08/14Sore left wrist, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 13th, 2011).
2011/07/16Missed 93 games (knee injury).
2011/05/22Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (knee injury).
2011/03/30Knee injury, 15-day DL.
2010/10/04Missed the last 44 regular season games (left knee injury).
2010/08/18Left knee injury, early September.
2010/08/17Left knee injury, day-to-day.
2010/08/09Missed 16 games (strained right calf).
2010/07/25Strained right calf, early September.
2010/07/24Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2010/07/22Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2010/06/05Missed 1 game (toe injury).
2010/06/04Toe injury, day-to-day.
2010/05/28Missed 30 games (hamstring).
2010/04/23Hamstring, early September.
2009/07/24Missed 68 games (right shoulder inflammation).
2009/05/05Right shoulder inflammation, early September.
2008/08/28Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/08/26Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/08/16Missed 3 games (back injury).
2008/08/13Back injury, day-to-day (retroactive to August 13th, 2008).
2008/08/11Missed 2 games (lower back spasms).
2008/08/09Lower back spasms, day-to-day (retroactive to August 9th, 2008).
2008/07/21Missed 4 games (personal reasons).
2008/07/17Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2008/07/09Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2008/07/08Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2008/04/24Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2008/04/14Missed 2 games (hamstring).
2008/04/12Hamstring, day-to-day.
2007/06/15Missed 3 games (right hamstring injury).
2007/06/12Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2007/06/05Missed 4 games (left groin).
2007/05/31Left groin, day-to-day.
2007/04/27Missed 1 game (shoulder injury).
2007/04/25Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2007/03/30Signed by the Detroit Tigers to a four-year contract extension.
2006/09/08Missed 5 games (right hamstring injury).
2006/09/06Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2006/06/11Missed 1 game (knee injury).
2006/06/10Knee injury, day-to-day.
2006/05/23Missed 1 game (back injury).
2006/05/22Back injury, day-to-day.
2005/09/23Missed 34 games (right knee injury).
2005/08/17Right knee injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 11th, 2005).
2005/06/26Missed 15 games (hamstring).
2005/06/14Hamstring, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 8th, 2005).
2005/06/02Missed 3 games (knee injury).
2005/05/31Knee injury, day-to-day.
2005/05/28Missed 2 games (knee injury).
2005/05/26Knee injury, day-to-day.
2004/10/04Missed 20 games (knee injury).
2004/09/20Knee injury, day-to-day.
2004/06/22Signed by the Detroit Tigers to a three-year contract extension.
2004/01/08Acquired from the Seattle Mariners.
2003/12/14Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2003/08/23Missed 23 games (groin).
2003/07/30Groin, 15-day DL.
2003/07/29Groin, day-to-day.
2003/07/23Missed 6 games (abdominal injury).
2003/07/17Abdominal injury, day-to-day.
2003/07/11Missed 8 games (groin).
2003/07/02Groin, day-to-day.
2003/06/21Missed 2 games (elbow injury).
2003/06/19Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2003/06/17Missed 2 games (shin injury).
2003/06/15Shin injury, day-to-day.
2003/05/11Missed 1 game (knee injury).
2003/05/10Knee injury, day-to-day.
2003/01/16Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2002/08/15Missed 4 games (adductor muscle).
2002/08/11Adductor muscle, day-to-day.
2002/06/22Missed 1 game (finger injury).
2002/06/21Finger injury, day-to-day.
2002/06/09Missed 8 games (wrist injury).
2002/06/01Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2002/02/01Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2001/10/17Added to the Seattle Mariners playoff roster.
2001/10/17Missed 14 games (tuberculosis).
2001/10/09Did not make the Seattle Mariners playoff roster (injured).
2001/09/30Tuberculosis, sidelined indefinitely.
2001/09/10Missed 4 games (left ankle injury).
2001/09/06Left ankle injury, day-to-day.
2001/07/31Missed 2 games (respiratory).
2001/07/28Respiratory, day-to-day.
2001/07/03Missed 1 game (concussion).
2001/07/02Concussion, day-to-day.


2012/02/01Signed by the Seattle Mariners to a minor league contract.
2004/01/08Seattle Mariners traded Carlos Guillen to the Detroit Tigers for Ramon Santiago and Juan Gonzalez.
1998/07/31Seattle Mariners traded Randy Johnson to the Houston Astros for Carlos Guillen, Freddy Garcia and a player to be named later (John Hamala).
1992/09/19Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Houston Astros in 1992.

Career Stats

2010West MichiganA260200001000-.333.429.333.762
1998New OrleansAAA10037467109184125131613426.291.350.457.807
1997New OrleansAAA31334100004000.308.308.385.693
1996Quad CityA2911223377131716251369.330.405.491.896
1995GCL AstrosR301051731422159171710.295.350.429.779


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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